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Old Nov 9, 2010, 4:29 PM   #1
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Thanks again to everyone that voted for my photo for last months challenge. For this months challenge I try to think of something that was different and creative.

It has always amazed me how creative a photographer can be "in camera" by simply using long exposures, movement, and light. The photo can show something that the eye can see.

This months challenge is light trails. Use a stationary camera and moving light, or stationary lights and a moving camera to create light trails within the photo.

The possible light source it up to you...flashlight, streetlight, stars, glow in the dark sticker....as long as it creates a light trail.

Hope I have layed it out well enough and everyone enjoys the challenge. i look forward to seeing some great photos.

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Old Nov 9, 2010, 8:38 PM   #2
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Hmmm... this exercise could be enlightening.
Seriously, sounds like a fun idea!
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Old Nov 9, 2010, 10:54 PM   #3
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How about creating the light trail by zooming a lens? Still a light trail though both camera and light source are motionless. This could be lots of fun, I've got a couple of things in mind.
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Hey, even I can do this one!!
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Aaron - congratulations on the well-deserved win, and thanks for a very interesting November challenge!
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This thread needs a bump or a bar or something! So here goes. No quite what I was looking for. The light changed on me to fast and the weather did not cooperate. Maybe later in the month I will try again.

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A very cool shot - what was it that caused the light streaks?
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A very cool shot - what was it that caused the light streaks?
A Ferry.

At the risk of being overly precise, the lights on the ferry as it pulls away from the dock into the distance. 8mm 135.87s f/5.6 ISO100

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Coming home from the Ohio State/Penn State game last night I got these from the passenger seat of my friend's car. I think this is the best one but there are some others on the "lights at night" thread which I will post after this one. Perhaps it will give some of you some ideas. These were shot with the DL and a Sigma DL 100-300 zoom, f20 at 1 second. I panned as I shot and of course the car was bumpy, thus the not so smooth trails.

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Here's my entry. I want to play with a few other things, but this is a start. Since how we create the light trail is unspecified, here's my entry. K20, DA 55-300, 1.3 seconds. focal length varied from 55-300 during exposure:

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